Host Brenna Cavanaugh brings you her weekly review where she goes over the latest new music in the genres of Shoegaze, dreampop and related genres. This weeks show focuses on the shoegaze scene in Chicago.
Ride has release a new single called Future Love that will appear on the bands forthcoming album This Is Not A Safe Place. The new record is due out on August 16 and pre-orders are available now. The single features shimmery guitars that you might come to expect from Ride and leaves us anticipating what the new album has in store for us.
In this episode, Brenna reviews new music from Threading, Heavy Heart and Drowse. Listen for details on her upcoming special featuring all Chicago based Shoegaze.
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In this episode, Brenna reviews the latest news from Ride and The Cure. With her new music selections, she discusses the latest from Nah, Goth Babe, and Sisters Of Your Sunshine Vapor. Listen for details on how to win a t-shirt from one of the bands featured in this weeks show.
Shoegaze icons Ride have announced today that they have finished recording their new album. This is follow up to their 2017 album Weather Diaries. It’s nice to see them keeping the momentum moving after having to wait almost years prior to Weather Diaries.
Welcome to the debut episode of Shoegaze Sunday featuring host Brenna Cavanaugh. Brenna will update us weekly in this video cast with her thoughts on the latest new releases in shoegaze and dreampop.
DJ Mikey presents some his favorite indie rock, post punk and shoegaze tracks from 2019. This is a great way to hear a ton of new releases and familiarize yourself with some up and coming bands. This playlist is updated daily, so feel free to follow it on Spotify to keep up with some of the latest tunes in this genre.
Lead single “Laura” is a gem of a pop song: clocking in at a scant two minutes and forty-one seconds, the track only lingers long enough to make an impression. A propulsive drumbeat, hypnotic guitar melody, and lush synthesizer set the backdrop for Shusterich to craft yet another earwarm melody, in which she finds new ways to stretch out the name “Laura.”
Pinkshinyultrablast make no secret of their influences: the band’s very name is taken from an album by Astrobrite, one of the many projects by shoegaze guitar god Scott Cortez (Loveliescrushing, STAR). Cortez’s love of multilayered guitar textures is present and accounted for in the gloriously loud sound of Pinkshinyultrablast. Despite hailing from the unlikely birthplace of St. Petersburg, Russia, the band prove that shoegaze is a universal language with their new single, “Kiddy Pool Dreams.”
If The Raveonettes swapped their Jesus & Mary Chain records for the entire Depeche Mode catalog, the result might be something like “Heartbeat,” the second track on Pale Reflections and arguably its most accessible. Airy synthesizers and a slinky bass-line set the stage for the chorus to break out in a danceable electronic beat as vocalist Victoria Cecilia, backed by a layer of washed out guitars, declares, “I got a beating heart/I got a beating heart for you, girl.”
Unlike some noise pop acts who think turning the volume knob all the way up is enough to compensate for any songwriting deficiencies, Westkust possess a keen melodic sensibility, not to mention a romantic yearning that aligns them with Buzz Buzz Buzz era The Primitives. With their penchant for plaintive lyrics and jagged guitar noise,Westkust are the rare act that should unite both fans of vintage shoegaze bands like My Bloody Valentine as well as anyone who still cherishes their C86 cassette.